Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Empty Nest

Hubby and I are now empty nesters

Last weekend we moved our baby girl {23} to Wisconnsin
To start her new life!

We drove through the night
so there were not many photo opportunities
but here is what I got!

*The Chicago Skyway toll booth*

The Chicago sky line was beautiful at night!

As we arrived in Wisconnsin
the sun was just starting to rise


Before we left we had all the furniture arranged,
emptied many many boxes, got the cupboards and pantry stocked
and even hung some pictures!
It was a long emotional ride.
It is so hard when the last baby leaves the nest!
Any advice for this lonely mom trying to adjust?

Keeping positive thoughts
and counting on God to keep us strong!
Hugz, Dolly

7 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

It's not easy but it does get easier with time. Before you know it you will have more 'Me' time and more fun when you see your daughter, catching up and all. Stay busy but peaceful and enjoy every moment, with and without your daughter!

Wishing you the best!

XO,
Jane

Carol said...

Dolly,
We became empty nesters a couple of months ago. As long as your daughter is doing well, it's wonderful! You and your husband will have more time to enjoy each other, and you will have wonderful reconnection time with your daughter.
The hardest part for me was releasing Chickie. First, God told me to "Trust her", and then when I faltered, He said, "Trust Me." That was a great comfort to me.

Jeanette said...

We've been empty nesters for a few years. It was tough at first but now I love it. Plus it makes the time we do spend with the kids that much more special!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Dolly, Wisconsin!? I have a hard time with my youngest being two hours away. No denying it, becoming an empty nester isn't easy. The thing that has helped me is learning to focus on myself more. It sounds selfish, but we tend to live for our kids when they are younger, and when they leave we hardly know ourselves anymore. Focus on some new (or old) dreams and goals. Learn something new, make sure you have plenty of interesting things to tell your kids when they call home:>) I'll be praying for you.

Love
Kathy

Char said...

Oh Dolly, been there and done that. It gets easier and believe me, it gets better too. You will notice a huge difference when your daughter comes home for the first time.....grown up. It's life and you are happy on the outside, but crying on the inside as well.
After awhile, a new adult friendship will bloom that will last forever. It's all good, Char

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Dolly don't you worry about that empty nest .. speaking from experience they keep on coming back.
Last weekend our son and fiance moved out too, they stayed with us for a year while their home was being built. I guess we are luckier though as they live only a 20 minute walk away
Alison

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Dolly! :) Wow...what an emotional roller coaster! I know you must be proud and broken hearted all at the same time. I still have all three of mine at home...one is 22 and should probably be gone by now, but I don't mind. :) (he'll be leaving soon enough, I'm sure!)
I'm glad you liked my toile and chenille fabric finds from Goodwill..boy oh boy, was that a stroke of luck! Oh, and no I didn't eat chocolate, but I should have! :-)
Thanks so stopping by my blog..
HUGS!
missy